Closeouts These beautiful Alico Tahoe hiking boots are true classics. These boots are made of top quality, full-grain leather and are crafted by a small factory of artisans located in the Italian Dolomites.
Reviewed by Bath Matt from Maine on Friday, May 03, 2013
I believe this boot will last a light-weight hiker like me for many years. That said, I believe it will also take the entire Summer to break them in, as stiff as they are. They appear to be built in a very solid manner with quality products (with the exception of the removable foot pad, which is as cheap as I've ever seen). Add a replacement pad to the total price of the boots and they're still a very fine deal.
The fit for me was perfect. I wear a 12 D-E, depending on the shoe, and the 12 D in these feels excellent.
With the quality, comes some extra weight in these boots. I don't see it as anything but a way to get a little more exercise, but some experienced hikers may find them cumbersome over the course of a day. I am guessing each boot outweighs my previous Asian made, glued together boots by a half pound apiece. Wade through a stream and you can probably double that!
The bottom line for me is that I'm not as willing as I once was to purchase throw away items. I'm finding it cost prohibitive to purchase a quality product and have it reconditioned when it's time. I wish I had learned that earlier in life.
Having only worn them once, that's all I know.
The d width is the same and a medium width. Which I am assuming you are describing as normal width.
Answered on 12/28/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“how can I tell what size is the Tahoe boot I have? my son had purchased a pair of the Tahoe boot, but in moving to a new ship lost one. Would like to replace the boots for him for Christmas.|thanks”
Asked on 11/25/2012 12:00:00 AM by Mom from Rockford MN
These boots are made of top quality, full-grain leather and are crafted by a small factory of artisans located in Italy.
Answered on 10/29/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“I am looking at either the Tahoe or the Summit boots by Alico. Specs say the Tahoe boots weigh 2 lb 14 oz a pair, and Summit boots weigh 4 lb 6 oz a pair. Are these weights correct? I am doubtful that Tahoes weigh under 3 lb and 1 1/2 lb less than the Tahoe. Thanks.”
Asked on 8/28/2012 12:00:00 AM by John from Minneapolis, MN
The weights for the boots are correct, thanks for asking.
Answered on 9/4/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
“could you please verify the weight on these boots. one of your reviewers listed weight for size 11 at 4lbs 2oz pair and this seems out of line with listed weight of 2lbs 14ozs for what I suspect is about a size 9.”
Asked on 7/28/2012 12:00:00 AM by Bob from Unknown
The Tahoe boots have a nylon and steel half-shank, the Summits do not. The Tahoe boots are also shorter and weight less than the Summits
Answered on 7/9/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
“How do the men's Tahoe boot differ in fit from the ladie's version. The womans US 9.5 is slightly small on me and there are no US 10 boots in stock. I am trying to figure out if it is worth ordering a men's boot and what size.”